It was a wild weekend in the NFL, making for a wild first round of the fantasy football playoffs as well.
For me the craziness started at about 11:50 on Sunday morning when I happened to catch a blurb that said Reggie Bush had slipped in pregame warm-ups and may or may not play. I had Joique Bell, his backup, on my roster but do I play him or Bush? Twitter exploded with frantic owners looking for info, maybe millions of them. At the last minute I crossed my fingers and put Bell in my lineup. It turns out Bush did sit the whole game and Bell got me 12 points. Whew.
Then there was the cold and snowy weather for some big games Sunday. I had figured it would mean some low scoring games but it was just the opposite with some NFL records set:
- Most touchdowns scored in one day: 90.
- Most touchdowns scored in a week: 104.
- Most points scored in a week: 859.
For whatever reason, that resulted in an amazingly tight points grouping in my fantasy football league. The eight teams playing yesterday totaled the following points: 52, 52, 52, 53, 53, 55, 58, 38. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that. That, of course, means lots of "if only I had played _______" among the losers. Heck, even the winners.
My game ended in a 52-point tie. If Matt Forte had gotten 2 more receiving yards last night I would have lost. If Brandon Marshall had gotten 99 yards for me instead of 100 on the nose I would have lost. If I had played Andy Dalton instead of Matt Stafford I would have won handily. As it works out, I get the win by virtue of my 42 bench points to my opponent's 39. Double whew.
On to round 2, where I face my arch-rival this year for the third time. Hopefully my Coach plays his lineup a little smarter this coming week.